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Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

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Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

April 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm by Associated Press

Jessie Cummings, 24, was one of five former jail employees indicted by a Grainger County grand jury on various charges stemming from an investigation after three inmates escaped from the facility.

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Man convicted in murder of 'Stringbean' asks for parole

Man convicted in murder of 'Stringbean' asks for parole

April 23rd, 2014 8:48 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessean reports John A. Brown told the Tennessee Board of Parole that he is a changed man after 40 years in prison. "I'm truly sorry," said Brown, who is now 63. "I've committed the last 40 years to changing my life."

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Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

April 23rd, 2014 6:30 pm by Associated Press

The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders.

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

April 23rd, 2014 3:34 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

April 23rd, 2014 3:33 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

Thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he has regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

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High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

April 23rd, 2014 3:32 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment

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Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

April 23rd, 2014 12:29 pm by NET News Service

A man suspected of driving under the influence is now facing even more trouble after a bottle containing nearly 500 Xanax pills allegedly fell out of his pants leg during a traffic stop.

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Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

April 23rd, 2014 8:07 am by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press

Officials across the U.S. have taken aim at sugary drinks with proposed bans and taxes. In Mexico, lawmakers approved a junk food tax and a tax on soft drinks last year as part of that government's campaign to fight obesity.

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Republican activists push party on gay marriage

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

April 23rd, 2014 7:57 am by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions.

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Justices appear to be critical of Ohio law that punishes campaign lies

Justices appear to be critical of Ohio law that punishes campaign lies

April 22nd, 2014 11:42 pm by Associated Press

The case has attracted widespread attention, with both liberal and conservative groups saying the law tramples on the time-honored, if dubious, tradition of political mudslinging.

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Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

April 22nd, 2014 3:37 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.

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